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March 21st

Music and More set

March 21, 2012

In its 11th year, Music and More features 11 show choirs from three states during the competition to be held Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.

Groups begin performing at 9 a.m. with finals set to begin at 7 p.m. Wapakoneta High School’s own Singsation is scheduled to take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

March 20th

Street work dispute: City takes tree report under advisement

March 20, 2012

An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.

Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.

Kill’s source point found

March 20, 2012

An investigation has determined that manure runoff from an area farm caused the massive fish kill Friday in Owl and Pusheta creeks.

While the official news release had not been released yet, an official at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed a total of 28,770 dead fish or animals were found in the two creeks. The runoff was caused by manure from a farm owned by Lowell Headapohl, 12170 Burr Oak Road.

Wright crowned champ, to play tonight

March 20, 2012

Wapakoneta native Alex Wright is advancing to the next round, as he will be the returning champion on Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy.

Wright ended the game with a final cash amount of $25,600, winning by $1,600, against a contestant who also got the Final Jeopardy question correct and started the final round with more money.    

“It feels great,” Wright said of the results. “The first game was so well played by all of the contestants.”

March 19th

WinterFest successful fundraiser for many groups and causes

March 19, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Browsing booths at the Muchinippi WinterFest on Saturday, a Lakeview man said he was there to support the community.

Kathy and Joe Leugers came to support the small village and school from where their child graduated.

Joe Leugers said as he shopped with local vendors set up for a craft show as part of the weekend long community fundraising event.

Jose wins regional spelling bee

March 19, 2012

Bo Jackson knows sports, but Joses know spelling.
Joey Jose captured one title in 2005. His younger brother, George Jose, retained the Lima regional spelling bee crown three times inn 2007, 2009 and 2010. Now the crown has been defended by LeeAnn Jose, who won the title for her first time in 2011, won again Saturday at Rhodes State College.
For the sixth time in eight years, one of the Joses captured the Lima regional bee after winning in their hometown, Wapakoneta, prior to the competition.

Exercise key for those with arthritis

March 19, 2012

The county’s top medical professional espouses a very simple idea, but one that can make all the difference — exercise with arthritis.

Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said while exercise is important to a wide variety of people for just as many reasons, it’s especially important to the 50 million suffering from arthritis, inflammation of joints, which causes pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement.

March 16th

Runoff causes fish kill

March 16, 2012

A local farmer will likely see a significant increase in his business expenses in the near future.
Personnel from several different county and state agencies investigated a significant fish kill in Pusheta and Owl creeks on Friday.
Workers from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) gathered at the scene at 9 a.m. after receiving a call about numerous dead fish in the two creeks.

Little wait expected for reimbursements

March 16, 2012

Despite initial concerns about when Auglaize County may be reimbursed for grant-funded renovations at the courthouse, the Auglaize County commissioners no longer are anticipating any delays.
While the commissioners authorized an advance of the $1.16 million which they are still owed from a state grant covering HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting portions of the project, from the county’s general fund into the county’s permanent improvement Fund this week, Commissioner Doug Spencer said it was an accounting issue.

Luminaria light way for Relay

March 16, 2012

In 2009, Rebecca Luthman had numerous luminaria and 14 torches taken out in her name by members of the public and the team formed to support her.
For Melissa Deal, the torches were the most she had ever seen for one person. Deal, who has been involved with the luminaria and the torches for approximately five years, returned this year to organizing the luminaria for the 15th annual Relay for Life.
While the torches have been discontinued, Deal and the rest of the Relay for Life Committee have given a couple twists to the luminaria.

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